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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher set at 160-pound catchweight

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Darrell Horcher was okay with stepping in on nine day's notice to fight one of the very best lightweights in the world, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

There was one potential problem, though: He weight 181 pounds when he get the call late last week to meet Nurmagomedov on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 19 in Tampa.

So all parties involved were willing to grant the Pennsylvania-based fighter a concession: The bout will be contested at a catchweight of 160 pounds, Horcher revealed on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.

"That last five pounds is a big difference," Horcher said. "Losing those last five pounds is a stress. When they came to me, it was presented to me at 160."

Horcher (12-1) brings a five-fight win streak into his UFC debut against Nurmagomedov (22-0), who is coming off a two-year absence.

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